The University Choir of Oviedo has almost a century of history. It is one of the few choral groups that performs the polyphony of the Spanish Golden Age. Most of its members are students and its students can apply for specific tuition grants offered by the University of Oviedo.
The University Choir performs at all the solemn academic ceremonies of the academic institution and also offers external recitals. In its long career, the Choir of the University of Oviedo has performed on emblematic stages such as the Lincoln Center in New York and has performed, among other countries, in France, Italy, Germany, the United States and Mexico. The choir is currently conducted by the musician Joaquín Valdeón.
The Coro Universitario de Oviedo has almost a century of history and has performed in such emblematic venues as the Lincoln Center in New York.
Choir rehearsals take place in the Choir Room of the Paraninfo, in the Historical Building (c/ San Francisco, 1 - Oviedo). The timetable will be determined at the beginning of each course.
Obligations of the members
Choir members are obliged to attend regular rehearsals, dress rehearsals and scheduled concerts. A maximum of six unexcused absences and six excused absences is allowed. Two absences from dress rehearsals or concerts will be considered serious offences and will lead to dismissal from the choir if the director deems it appropriate.
Grants for choir members
Every year, the academic institution offers specific tuition grants for choir members (students interested in finding out more information can find the latest call for applications on the Intranet).
The dress code stipulates that women should wear black, and men should wear dark suits and dark ties. Men who do not have a suit will be provided with one on loan. The choir will also provide, on loan, a green grant for performances that require it.
The material on loan to choir members - folders and sheet music, costumes, performance grants - must be returned at the end of the academic year in perfect condition.
- Joaquín Valdeón (Current Director)
- Luis Gutiérrez Arias
- Miguel Ángel Campos Galán
- Natalia Ruisánchez
- María Encina Cortizo